Islamist gunman kills two at Oslo gay bar
Looking at the reporting on it. Waiting to see which way it went.
For it could have gone one way – right wing fascist gunman attacks Pride, Trump, end of civilisation etc.
Or Allahu Akhbar and that’s the reason.
The thing being, reading the varied pieces about it I could almost feel the breath being held. No one quite willing to commit either way. But definitely ready to start shouting if it did fall the one way.
For of course if it had been some Trumpian etc then the condemnation would have been immense and eternal. Now that it’s Islamist (a Norwegian of Iranian descent apparently) it’s rather more likely to get pigeonholed as one of those unfortunate things that happens.
Now all of that is simply me. That’s what I felt reading the coverage and what I was waiting for. But future coverage is going to be interesting, isn’t it? If it were some Brevik figure again then it would be a grand lesson about our civilisation. Running the way it is it isn’t going to be, is it?